ARTSFAIRFAX Provides Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants

ARTSFAIRFAX Provides Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants

"As we move into Phase 2 of openings, the arts community is still suffering the economic impacts of COVID-19," said Linda S. Sullivan, President & CEO of ARTSFAIRFAX. "We want to provide financial support to artists and art organizations through the newly created Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant.

“We hope this funding will meet the immediate needs of those impacted directly from the pandemic. The application is closing on June 29. We encourage artists and art organizations to apply because there is limited funding," added Sullivan.

The ARTSFairfax funding was created to provide critical support to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church arts organizations and Fairfax County individual artists most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program is in lieu of other long-standing grants programs for Fiscal Year 2021.

“The impact of COVID-19 on the Fairfax arts community continues with canceled arts performances, exhibits, festivals, classes, residencies, loss of ticket sales, loss of contract income, loss of arts employment, and closure of arts venues – creating a dire circumstance for the arts sector in Fairfax,“ added Sullivan.

“We are committed to supporting the arts in our community,” said Sullivan, urging eligible organizations and individuals to apply for the available funds.

Where and When:

ARTSFAIRFAX has announced Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program. Grants to organizations will range from $1,000-$5,000 depending upon the organization’s budget size, and individual artists may apply for $500-$1,000. All eligible applications for the Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program will be evaluated by a panel review. To apply, including details about eligibility and more, visit

ARTSFAIRFAX aims to assist during COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications remain open for Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program until June 29.